Disability Inclusion Grants

Disability Inclusion Grants

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2018 Disability Inclusion Grant Recipients

  • Holt Medical Centre, to modify the entrance to make it accessible for patients with disabilities.
  • Holder Family Practice and Isabella Plains Medical Centre, to install height adjustable beds;
  • Tjillari Justice, to adapt justice resources into Easy English for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability;
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association ACT, to increase access for women with disability, or parents of an infant with disability, to breastfeeding resources and specialised support;
  • Ginninderra Athletics Club, to make their Early Years program more inclusive for children of all abilities;
  • Canberra Community Law, to install a hearing loop at the Community Legal Centre Hub;
  • Canberra Glassworks, to improve the accessibility of their studio space;
  • ACT Council of Social Service, to install a self-opening door, for independent access through the main entry of the Weston Community Hub;
  • Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre, to develop disability action plans among their resident arts organisations;
  • Astral Float Studio, to complete Australia’s first fully accessible float studio;
  • Canberra Miniature Railway, to construct accessible concrete pathways for visitors;
  • Cyclabilities, to pilot their innovative program for children with additional needs in a school environment;
  • East African Community Association and Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre, to engage in disability awareness and capacity building;

2017 Disability Inclusion Grant recipients

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Watson made their campus more accessible with a Disability Inclusion Grant https://youtu.be/q0kiTA3I3U0

Warehouse Circus used a Disability Inclusion Grant for training and equipment to create more inclusive classes https://youtu.be/aJVeH8GKzzk

The first year of grants in 2017 have been allocated for equipment, training, visual communication tools and infrastructure modifications. The impact of the grants will be spread across community and impact on the inclusion of all people with disability including through employment, recreation, sporting pursuits and participation in community groups.

In 2017 recipients funded were:

  • Capital Football: training to raise awareness of disability for footballers and their coaches;
  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment: building modifications to welcome people with disability through physical access;
  • Girl Guides: funding to develop inclusive resources to welcome newcomers;
  • Warehouse Circus: training and equipment to create more inclusive classes;
  • Belconnen Arts Centre: modifications to revolutionise access to the arts;
  • Filmmaker Jolene Laverty: funding to make short films on the experiences of people with disability; and
  • GG’s flowers and hampers: equipment to increase the employment of people with disabilities;
  • Engage Sports: equipment to create inclusive sporting opportunities led by the students at Marist College.

People with disability can get involved by identifying groups, organisations and activities that you would like to participate in and let those places know to apply for a Disability Inclusion Grant to make it happen